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Histories of the Future


Steve Shaviro reviews Tomorrow Now by Bruce Sterling, a book that (for an eminent cyberpunk novelist) is perhaps too sane and sensible.

Welcome to Baltimore


Picking up Lance Olsen’s theme of thinking as digestion, Michael Martone chews on what’s Avant Garde about Baltimore.

The End of Exemptions for Beauty


The WTC attack considered as a conflict between open and closed systems, a one-system people and a many-system people.

A User's Guide to the New Millennium


Over 800 pages, the New Media Reader does not exhaust its subject; it even sets the stage for a companion volume.

Avant-PoPoMo Now


Ronald Sukenick turns hypercapitalism inside out, and finds no place to hide.

Reverberation: Writing as a Visual Medium and the Sight of the Avant Garde


Further on Gertrude Stein, Carole Maso, and the avant garde in U.S. fiction from Lidia Yuknavitch.

Beyond the Voting Machine


Marc Bousquet introduces a forthcoming Altx critical e-book, hosted online by ebr, appearing in five sections through the Fall of 2003. A new ebr thread, Technocapitalism, is built around its concerns.

Delete the Border!


A first-person narrative of Hactivism, Performance, and growing up at the U.S./Mexico Border from Fran Ilich.

9/11 Emerging


A personal account by novelist Joseph McElroy of the WTC crash (that is: a structure of some outside and inside project encompassing one individual).

The Selling of E-The People


Bennett Voyles’ retrospective on the apolitical Nineties, and the fate of democratic electronic activism without content.